President of Bougainville

Bougainville's Toroama sworn in as President

It formally ends the 10 year long tenure of John Momis.

Toroama will now head a small caretaker team until all the MPs elected in the August election within the automous region in PNG, are also sworn in, late next week.

Once a freedom fighter with the Bougainville Revolutionary Army, Toroama is seen by many as the ideal person to complete the region's quest for independence.

Australian peace activist Vikki John, for one, was delighted with his victory.